For our project, we cut out flower petals from cardboard picked up from Home Depot. We then painted each petal a different color, and attached them to a center circle (that will be the ground) so it was in the shape of a flower. After this, we attached tin foil to the flower, that we attached to the makey makey so we could make sound. Once, the tin foil was attached we taped the makey makey wires to the tin foil on the flower so when the kids touched the tin foil on the flower and then touched the ground they could make a sound. On the computer we pulled up scratch and assigned each different control to a different note between do and sol. After we had everything set up, we tested it out playing Hot Cross Buns and Mary Had a Little Lamb. The point of our project is to use in Elementary School classrooms. We will split each class into groups of six people. One person will sit in the middle of the flower on the white part and act as the ground. Then the other 5 students will in turn get a petal. Together they have to play either Mary Had A little Lamb or another song that uses the notes Do to Sol. This lesson plan is geared towards Elementary school grade levels 1 and 2, and will be good for students with ADD and ADHD.
Here is this link to a video of us demonstrating how the instrument works:
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